Policy for extragear / playground folders

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Mon Aug 31 10:02:30 CEST 2009

On Friday 28 August 2009, Michael Jansen wrote:
> On Friday 28 August 2009 21:24:38 Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> It seems i'm the only one finding it weird having to checkout completely
> unrelated stuff (kdevelop 3 plugins, kdevelop 4 plugins, kate plugins,
>  other stuff i can't name) making up 84M just to compile icemon (41files).
>  Having to meet the requirements of all those downloaded stuff i don't want
>  which is really compiled (kde3 plugins luckily aren't compiled by default)
>  so the stuff configures.
No you are not weird. This is the way it is supposed to work:
- Yes, you have check-out an entire module
- The CMakeFiles must work or that part is disabled.
- Missing requirements should only disable the app
- You build and install only what you need

The weak point is that CMakeFiles are sometimes also under development and 
some modules fails to cmake, in those cases you need to disable it yourself, 
with is a pity. I didn't think that was the case here, because my test worked.


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